I was reading alot before I finally got these parts together but still its hard to decide about some of them..so I list them, I'm waiting good/bad comments, anything helpful.
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD CORE Q6600 2.40 GHZ LGA775 - 1066 FSB - BOX
GEIL GB22GB6400C4DC DDR2 2GB (2X1GB) BLACK DRAGON PC6400 800MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT
COOLERMASTER RS-520 REALPOWER M520 520W
COOLERMASTER RC-532 CENTURION 532 BLACK - case
XFX GEFORCE 9800GTX+ CUDA 512MB PVT98WYDQ PCI-E RETAIL
SAMSUNG DVD-RW SH-S223F BLACK BULK
WESTERN DIGITAL WD6401AALS 640GB CAVIAR BLACK SATA2
I know i P35 gigabyte mb is better, but i just cant order (the shop where i order from doesnt have, only asrock/ecs with p35) and i thought P31 is just the same (i dont need ddr3). about the ram any idea, or especially what i cant decide is the psu (i think this one should be ok), and the big question is with the vga card, as its kinda expensive and dunno really if the difference between a 9800gt and gtx is high enough.
these are the links. whats the main difference between a p45 and p31. can win xp recognize 4gb ram, or at least can it start with 4gb? vista will be not used, i think, it will be never used. 9800gtx or gt this i couldnt decide aswell, maybe buffing up some other parts and going with a cheaper vga would be the solution.
The 5-5-5-15 are timings. The first one is the CAS latency. Don't worry about them. RAM with smaller numbers there will overclock better, but it will cost more. Since you needed to ask this question, it's safe to assume you're not into overclocking and you might as well save your money.
Very hard to find a good PSU on that site, especially if you have no clue about Greek like me. No Antec, no PC Power & Cooling, no Corsair, etc. Enermax and Seasonic are there with a few models. I'm guessing the brands popular in Greece and those popular in North America are totally different.
the mainboards are nice but they are more then double of p31, is there really such difference between them? things like firewire i wont use ever in my life, or sli, or whatever extra nonsense **** they have.
the psu is nice too, but why is it double of the coolermaster? cm sux that badly or its just seasonic a big name out there ? about the ati cards i dunno, had some before and always had driver issues, nonstop. btw, do this has pixel shader 4, and all the new useless features that the new games ask ? dx10 support?
The MBs I listed don't have either SLi or Crossfire, they're for one video card only. OK, I'll try to find something cheaper.
CoolerMaster is one of the worst PSU manufacturers, while Seasonic is one of the best. OK, CoolerMaster makes decent stuff these days in the 850W+ range, but those smaller ones are risky. Let's try this: you search that site and get a page that lists all the PSUs, sorted by price. Give me the URL, then I'll look at it and try to find something decent and not very expensive. I tried to do that but I got lost in the Greek.
DX10 is supported by all cards like 8800, 9800, HD 38xx, HD 48xx. LOL at driver issues, absolutely. I have owned both ATi and nVidia cards and always had driver issues. My current card is an 8800GTX and it was a nightmare for the first 6 months until they fixed the drivers. Anyway, the HD 4850 and HD 4870 and 9800GTX+ are all selling well and drivers are pretty good now, thanks to all the people testing them.
im searching after brand, and keep going to the next page, basically not more then you do i guess.. i have to make the part setup untill tomorrow about 2-3pm (gmt+2)
about the coolermaster psu i didnt know its one of the worse, as i never bought any psu unit in my life, just standard with the case. it looks like the hd4850 is ok, gonna get that one, asus mb looks ok, im checking the ram again, u sure that kingston gonna be good ? now the psu is the question. case doesnt matter i hope. cpu must be ok, hdd is, maybe a decent dvd writer that u tested these days would be a good advice.. hmm check check..what else? any extra cooling a q6600 needs or the stock one is ok? thanks for ur time aevm. u got a beer